Obituaries — Aug. 23, 2017

Junior Allen

January 9, 1939 – August 13, 2017

JR Allen lost his courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 78 on Aug 13, 2017. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and close friends.

JR was born on the homestead in the middle of a snow storm Jan 9, 1939 on the edge of what is now known as the Cascade Reservoir in Cascade, Idaho to Everett K Allen (Pat) and Marie Downend.

He grew up working on his dad’s ranch and graduated from Cascade High School. He attended Boise Junior College where he completed an associate’s degree in mechanics. He joined the Air National Guard of Idaho in 1957 and was called to active duty during the Cuban Crisis.

JR left the ranch for endeavors in the insurance business. In 1963, JR started work for Combined Insurance and sold insurance door to door and business to business down the street in every state in the US and three provinces of Canada. He was a top sales producer and motivational speaker. His hard work paid off as Mr. W. Clement Stone, Founder of Combined Insurance, promoted him to his personal Executive Staff. JR worked with his cousin Bill Avery in Alaska in construction. He was also a Farmers Ins. Agent in Cascade, ID as well as a real estate agent.

JR worked for Lone Star Insurance as a Regional Manager/State Director of Idaho from 1980 to 1990 and assisted his father in the family cattle business.

In 1990 JR and Doris began ranching in Melba, ID, and later assumed responsibility for the Allen Ranch properties.

JR was a Member of the Idaho Cattleman’s Assoc., the BPO Elks Weiser, Idaho and Sequim, WA, Eagle and Moose Lodge.

JR married Sydney Whitson and they had two children, Jacquie and John. In 1997, JR married Doris Tolson his partner and wife of 34 years.

JR enjoyed reading, storytelling, deep sea fishing, boating and air shows. They enjoyed traveling to their homes in Sequim, WA; and Cascade and Meridian, ID. JR was very proud of his Cascade heritage, home roots and Cascade.

Proceeded in death by his mother and father (Marie and Pat Allen) and daughter (Jacquie Allen) of Cascade.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Allen; son, John Allen of Boise, ID; Josh Tolson of Boise, ID; Destry Tolson of Tacoma, WA and Troy Tolson of Yuma, AZ and grandchildren, cousins and nieces and nephews.

Celebration of his life will begin in Meridian at Summers Funeral Home (3629 E Ustick Rd, Meridian, ID) Wednesday Aug 23 at 10:30am with reception after service. At 3pm, there will be a grave site service in Cascade, Id at the Margaret Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Valley Club to toast him onto his next adventure.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to “Coats for Kids at Sequim Elks Club, 143 Port William Rd, Sequim, WA 98382.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on JR’s memorial webpage at

Donald W. Moore

April 12, 1922 – August 8, 2017

Donald “Don” Wayne Moore, 95, of Ellensburg, Washington, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the Hearthstone Assisted Living facility. He was born on April 12, 1922, a son of the late Van Karl and Ruth (Davies) Moore. From the age of 5 he was raised by his grandparents, Dr. John R. and Ada Naomi (Beauge) Davies in Blossburg, Pennsylvania.

Don served in WWII as a Sargent in the Army in the 99th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, Don married and brought his ever-growing family westward from Pennsylvania by way of Florida. He planned to venture into Alaska but Cle Elum, Washington, turned out to be the destination where he raised five children.

Don worked as a civil engineer for the Washington State Department of Transportation and was very involved in the construction of the freeway from Snoqualmie Pass to the Tri-Cities until his retirement in 1994.

He was an avid golfer and played endless hours at the Ellensburg Golf Course. Don lived many years with his wife, Gaye, in the Sequim and Port Angeles area. There, a life-long dream came true when Don achieved a hole-in-one at the Dungeness Golf Course. Don also loved the game of baseball, having played in amateur and semi-pro leagues during his early adulthood. Don loved each and every dog, cat, chicken and horse he and Gaye owned and acknowledged their uniqueness and intelligence in numerous “critter” stories he shared with family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Betty Ruth (Moore) Gill, an adopted daughter, Peggy Ann (Moore) Williams, son Quintin Eugene Moore, and mother of his children Mary Louise (Arney) McCormick.

Don is survived by his current wife of 33 years Gaye (Lundgren) Moore of The Dalles, Oregon, and his three remaining children, Eric John Moore and wife Susie of Rathdrum, Idaho; Betty Ruth and husband Charlie McKinney of Ellensburg, Washington; and Laurie Louise and husband Robert Baum of Klickitat, Washington. Don also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and compassion provided by the staff at Hearthstone as well as the Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospice team.

Don requested no service be held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Don’s name to animal shelters of your choosing.

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